There are many different ways to support our church and its community outreach.
Our Collection Plate
At Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, we take a collection during both services. We donate 100% of the loose plate money raised from Sunday morning worship to local charities, so that our collection plate serves the community. As with many faith traditions, giving to charity is a core aspect of, and in keeping with, our UU values. However, members and visitors may also choose to designate their offering for the church by putting it inside the envelopes provided.
Stewardship is how members and friends provide ongoing support for Westside. Members pledge financial support for our church annually, via a stewardship campaign. Members may also make one-time donations for causes, projects, and other needs that the church supports.
Every Westside member is asked to give what they can—their time, talent, and/or treasure -- to support our church’s operation and programs. This year our Stewardship theme is There's No Place Like Home. Join us as we raise funds for the ministries of our church home.
Members can support the long-term health of the church by contributing to our Endowment Fund. The investment and distribution of the fund is guided by our Endowment Distribution and Investment Policy. Donations can be made to one of three funds, all of which require congregational approval for disbursement:
- Perpetual Fund -Fund principal is held in perpetuity.
- Building Fund - Distributions from this fund must be used for land or building-related purposes only.
- Flexible Fund - Distributions from this fund may be used for a variety of purposes.
The Wake Now Our Vision Collaborative Campaign will provide a 10% cash match to our congregation, up to $10,000 per legacy gift to Westside Unitarian Universalist or five other participating partners. The 10% match to Westside UU will be paid in 2019 and 2020. This gift helps our church in the upcoming years and leaves a legacy for the future of our faith. For more information, check out the Wake Now Our Vision Common Questions, or Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge Form, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Different ways to Give
Give online using our secure form. You can donate as part of your pledge, to our endowment fund, a one time gift or even to our plate offering that goes to a local charity.
Fill out a donation form and provide it with your donation to either the Financial Secretary, place in the Treasurer’s Inbox at the church or mail to Westside Unitarian Universalist Church